Resources for Students

Student receiving award from AEG Foundation  Student Poster Contest  

Welcome to the Student Resources page. You can become a student member of AEG at no cost. If you are not already a student member, join today.

This page provides access to universities with geoscience academic programs, information on available AEG scholarships and grants, and access to our student career center.

  • Academic Programs & University Links - Links to colleges and universities around the country with geoscience programs, organized by state so students can look for schools based on desired location.

  • Scholarships & Grants - Details of available scholarships awarded by the AEG Foundation, including downloadable scholarship applications.

  • Annual Meeting Travel Grant - This is a competitive $500 grant, and will be awarded to no more than five applicants to help defer the cost of attending the AEG Annual Meeting.

  • Student Career Center - A great site for students seeking careers in the geosciences. Students can post their resumes and employers can post employment opportunities; it even notifies students when a job meeting their criteria is posted.

  • Student & Young Professional Support Committee (SYPSC) Chapter Newsletter Archive - Previous editions of the SYPSC newsletter, released quarterly to help members stay informed about upcoming events, industry news, and AEG highlights.

Students on field trip with AEG 

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AGI Hosts IRIS Online Course on Careers in Geophysics (December 2022)

The SAGE Facilities operated by Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) and workforce diversity and inclusion expert Heather Houlton have developed a free, five-hour course, "Unearth Your Future: How You Can Shape the Geoscience Profession for the Needs of the 21st Century," which is geared toward undergraduate students, sharing new perspectives on geoscience and geophysics careers, workforce information, and key strategies for conducting a successful job search. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to partner with IRIS to host this course on its GOLI online learning platform.

The course is designed for faculty who want to integrate geoscience career information into their curriculum or for students who want to learn more about geoscience careers and how to obtain a position in the geosciences. The course also introduces information on diversity, equity, and inclusion in a way that connects geoscience content with concepts such as mitigating microaggressions, addressing imposter syndrome, and applying active bystander intervention techniques.

To learn more and enroll, please visit "Unearth Your Future" online at GOLI.